Mercedes C63 AMG review

Category: Performance car

Section: Passenger & boot space

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Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon sports seats
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon front three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon panning shot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon rear three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon rear three-quarter driving 2
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon front driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon digital instruments
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon steering wheel buttons
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate rear three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate front three-quarters driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate boot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate rear seats
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé front three-quarters driving
  •  Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé rear three-quarters driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible panning shot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible roof up
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible boot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon sports seats
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon front three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon panning shot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon rear three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon rear three-quarter driving 2
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon front driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon digital instruments
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon steering wheel buttons
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate rear three-quarter driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate front three-quarters driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate boot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate rear seats
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé front three-quarters driving
  •  Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupé rear three-quarters driving
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible panning shot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible roof up
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Convertible boot
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon dashboard
  • Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon sports seats

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Based on the same bodystyles as the regular C-Class, whether you opt for the saloon, estate, coupe or convertible, there’s plenty of room up front for tall drivers, and enough width to avoid feeling cramped next to your passenger. There’s plenty of interior storage, too, with large door bins, a decent-sized glovebox and useful cubbies in the centre of the dashboard and beneath the front armrest.

There’s greater variation in rear space between the three bodystyles, though. The saloon and estate offer reasonable leg room, but head room in the saloon isn’t great for those over six feet tall. Both are rather tight on rear bench width if you want to fit three reasonably sized adults side-by-side. So, if interior space is your main requirement, we’d suggest the RS4 Avant instead.

The coupe and convertible can seat just two people in the back. Taller adults will be okay on a short trip, but will quickly become aware of the limited headroom. The convertible is tighter still, due to its very upright rear seatbacks.

Unsurprisingly, boot space is the most limited in the coupe and convertible but much better in the saloon, which can fit up to seven carry-on suitcases. The RS4 Avant has a bigger boot than the C63 Estate, but then the latter is one of the most enjoyable load-luggers on the market to drive. Usefully, the back seats fold 40/20/40 in every five-seat version of the C63 and doesn’t leave an awkward step in the extended load bay.

Mercedes-AMG C63 Estate boot
Mercedes-AMG C63 Saloon front three-quarter driving
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